November 2018 The Ohio State University at Newark Determination Drives Ohio State Newark Student to West Point Autumn officially began on Sept. 22, but classes were well underway for students across the nation. By then, most college freshman had found their routine and settled into their new life. For one Utica High School graduate and former College Credit Plus (CCP) student at The Ohio State University at Newark, that meant learning how to line up in formation, salute and stand at attention. Rachel Orr is on her way to becoming an army officer at the United States Military Academy inWest Point, New York. But first, Orr had to complete the six-week cadet basic training over the summer. This three- sport athlete is no stranger to physical challenges. Just before heading off toWest Point, Orr led her high school softball team to a second consecutive Licking County League division title and was namedThe Advocate Softball Player of the Year. It’s part of the reason why she chose to continue her education in the military. “I’m definitely excited for the sense of having a team around you,” she said days prior to leaving her small hometown. “It’s always something I’ve had in high school and even before that.” Being accepted into the nation’s oldest service academy takes more than athleticism and strength. Cadets must also impress with their grade point average, class rank, standardized test scores and demonstrated leadership. “It’s always been important for me to push myself academically. There are classes here on campus that are not offered at my high school, so I wanted to expand my academic rigor,” she explained. Over her junior and senior years, Orr completed four courses at Ohio State Newark. “It sets you apart from of your peers and puts you ahead of the game once you get to college. If you want to be a Attorney KatherynM. Lloydmight be considered the epitome of distinguished, and now she can add one more honor to the list that proves it. Lloyd receivedThe Ohio State University at Newark DistinguishedAlumni Award onThursday, Oct. 4 at the 2018 Alumni and Student Homecoming Celebration Dinner at the Newark campus. “Kathy lives up to the Ohio State motto of education for citizenship in both her personal and professional life,” said Dean/Director WilliamL. MacDonald. She is a graduate of Granville High School in Granville, Ohio. Lloyd attended Ohio State Newark and earned a Bachelor of Arts atThe Ohio State University. She then earned a Juris Doctor at Duke University’s School of Law. She was not able to attend college right away after high school and needed to stay close to home to assist with her family’s horse business, Grenoble Stables, so she felt like her college options were very limited. She also had to finance her education on her own whichmade her realize she had to search for a place that wouldmeet her specific needs. That is when she found Ohio State Newark, an affordable option that allowed her to be close to home and carried the prestigious Ohio State name and reputation. As a student, Lloyd distinguished herself as a leader both in and out of the classroom. She served as a student representative on the Ohio State Newark Advisory Board; was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior; received the award for the most outstanding graduating senior who began at a regional campus; and graduated summa cum laude majoring in French and English. “Thank you to Ohio State Newark for my education and to all the professors and staff here who made it possible,” said Lloyd. Lloyd continued this pattern in law school at Duke. She was named editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law; selected as a member of the National Moot Court Team, the Jessup International Moot Court Team, and the Rousseau International Moot Court Team; and performed clerkships at both Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP in Columbus, Ohio, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen &Hamilton inWashington, D.C., and Brussels, Belgium. After graduating fromDuke University’s law school, she returned to central Ohio to pursue her legal career because she felt the pull Katheryn Lloyd Named 2018 Distinguished Alumni Continued on page 3 Continued on page 3